Equality in politics
We were delighted to be asked back by our lovely friends at Engender to work on their latest collaboration.
The Equal Representation Project is a coalition of partners including Engender, Women 5050, Inclusion Scotland, the 1 in 5 campaign, CEMVO, CRER, BEMIS, the Scottish Refugee Council, Stonewall Scotland, the Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland, and the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Its vision is a Scotland where elected representatives truly reflect the diversity of the Scottish population.
We have helped them develop a website and an app for their toolkit to encourage diversity in political parties.
This online self-assessment tool is for members of political parties who want to find out how their local, regional, or national party can benefit from increasing the diversity of its members. Focusing on the experiences of women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and the LGBTI community, the tool enables parties to assess current practice across a range of themes.
The tool then provides tailored guidance and an action plan of the steps you can take to advance equality and diversity. You can also download advice on different topics.
The app works on ios and android and the toolkit works in a way that it can be downloaded and used offline whenever the user wants.
Toolkits can be a really useful way of gathering information and having it in website and app form makes it more versatile and user friendly.